Fanticipating Reads of January 2020 || 5 Underhyped Diverse Reads To Look Out For This Month

Fanticipating Reads is a monthly feature where I bring five diverse books to share with the blog readers. They are what I consider under-hyped but seem to be hidden gems so this is a short collection of what upcoming releases one should not be sleeping on.

1. FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON by Janae Marks

Releasing on 14 January 2020

✔ complicated family dynamics but so much love
✔ racism from the eyes of a young african-american
✔ delicious desserts; baking, baking, baking
✔ standing up for social justice
✔ experience of a child with an imprisoned parent

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2. SPELLHACKER by M.K. England

Releasing on 14 January 2020

✔ rural indian village setting
✔ medical magical realism
✔ surgeon protagonist
✔ social criticism & philosophical humour

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3. NOT SO PURE AND SIMPLE by Lamar Giles

Releasing on 21 January 2020

✔ african-american characters
✔ ‘not so openly gay’ character
✔ deals with toxic masculinity
✔ coming of age novel
✔ religious impact in the community

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4. SEVEN DEADLY SHADOWS by Courtney Alameda & Valynne E. Maetani

Releasing on 28 January 2020

✔ kick-butt fantasy heroine
✔ immense action scenes
✔ ‘coming of age’ meets supernatural ideas
✔ inspired by Japanese mythology

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5. DARK AND DEEPEST RED by Anna-Marie McLemore

Releasing on 14 January 2020

✔ trans representation
✔ romani & latina ethnicity
✔ retelling of the ‘red shoes fairytale’
✔ based on true medieval events

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11 thoughts on “Fanticipating Reads of January 2020 || 5 Underhyped Diverse Reads To Look Out For This Month

    1. YES! it caught my attention and I’m like whattt, I need to tell people about this XD If you love books with baking, I would also suggest Tweet Cute, With The Fire on High (it has mostly cooking) and Small Town Hearts ❤

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